Kendra + Patrick’s California Farm Wedding Invitations

I love the illustrations in these California farm wedding invitations from Irene at Sparkvites! With a mint green and gold color palette, Irene incorporated cloud illustrations to evoke the wedding’s outdoor setting and casual hand lettering. So pretty!

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From Irene: This invitation was created for a California country wedding. Kendra and Patrick wanted a hand-illustrated design for their outdoor wedding overlooking the mountains at Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse. Their ceremony and reception are both going to be held outdoors, and they wanted a country farm theme without the farm animals. It was super fun to work with Kendra on this design and dream about visiting their gorgeous venue.

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The invitation is letterpress printed on double thick stock. We chose metallic gold to match the vintage country style, and mint green to match the color of her bridesmaid dresses.

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Thanks Irene!

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Photo Credits: Sparkvites

Angel + Arthur’s Spring Floral Wedding Invitations

I’m a big fan of floral-inspired wedding invitations any time of year, but especially for a spring wedding! These invitations from Amanda at Wide Eyes Paper Co. combine simple line illustrations with a floral watercolor envelope liner. So pretty!

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From Amanda: We created this invitation suite for a couple getting married in Sunny San Diego, California. The bride and groom are both surfers and love the outdoors. They wanted their wedding invitations to reflect their personalities and the location of their wedding in Solana Beach. They wanted something simple, elegant, and nature inspired. I hand illustrated the wreath around their names and mixed in whimsical typography.

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They also wanted their guests to know how to properly get to their wedding venue. I created a custom illustrated map to go alongside this vision which is a fun way to showcase directions versus just writing them out.

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The invitation and map feature letterpress printing to complement the simplicity and elegance of the set.​ Angel and Arthur wanted to stick with the “natural look” so we included a painted floral envelope liner and paired it with our natural kraft envelopes to tie it all together.

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Thanks Amanda!

Design: Wide Eyes Paper Co.

Watercolor Envelope Liner Pattern: Chau Matser

Letterpress Printing: Clove St. Press

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Photo Credits: Let’s Frolic Together

Hannah + Seth’s Illustrated Summer Wedding Invitations

A New York wedding with a bit of Southern charm? Sounds like the perfect combination to me! Created by Kara Anne Paper, this wedding invitation suite features whimsical calligraphy and beautiful illustrations to complement their beautiful outdoor wedding venue – all in the most beautiful shade of powder blue!

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From KaraHannah and Seth wanted an illustrated wedding suite that had a chic, Southern charm feel to it. Hannah loved the idea of mixing whimsical calligraphy, floral illustrations and a traditional serif font. We used a powder blue letterpress ink for her paper suite to match the color of her bridesmaids dresses. The fresh color and lovely silk ribbon was the perfect touch for their outdoor New York summer wedding at Tug Hill Vineyards.

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Thanks Kara!

Design: Kara Anne Paper

Letterpress Printing: Patrick Masterson

Invitation Photos : Colorbox Photographers / Wedding Day Photos: Jessica Eileen Drogosz 

Kearsley + Edward’s New England Quahog Wedding Invitations

Well this is fun! A collaboration between artist Kearsley Lloyd and Albertine Press, these invitations feature a bright and colorful color palette with a regional New England Quahog inspired design – and some beautiful watercolor illustrations to boot. Pretty!

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From KearsleyHaving designed custom wedding monograms and crests for years, I was especially eager to craft an invitation suite for my own wedding. All of my designs begin by hand with an original watercolor and gouache illustration, which I then manipulate digitally. The watercolor painting is preserved for use on stationery and paper goods while the digital version can be converted to any color scheme to feature on embroidery, screen printing, stamping, and other decorative uses for weddings…and well beyond.

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Our save the date was flat printed to preserve the unique appearance of the watercolor, and then invitations were letterpress printed by Albertine Press. It introduced and established the colorful theme and playful impression that carried through the invitation and entire sequence of wedding events.

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Our wedding was to take place at my family’s home on the Rhode Island coast, so we chose to feature the well-recognized Rhode Island Quahog (also known as a cherrystone clam) in our theme. Since my husband and I live in Bermuda, a British colony, the Hog Penny had become a symbol of our new life together and a fun secondary theme. Finally, a little research turned up a handy coincidence: my fiancé’s Celtic family crest indeed featured wild boars! You can imagine what fun we had, once the ‘Qua-Hog’ theme was established!

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I love taking a twist on traditional letterpress printing by infusing it with unusual colors and pattern. Echoing the fish scale pattern of our save the date card, I introduced an intertwined monogram design that served as the central theme of our wedding day décor. The painted edge on the invitation tied the color palette together beautifully. To that, I added a colorful tri-fold schedule of weekend events, as well as custom postage for the outer and RSVP envelopes. The design from the back of the dave the date greeting became the perfect pattern for the envelope liner, and my vibrant watercolor map design was a handy travel guide, included in a welcome bag for out-of-town guests.

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Thanks Kearsley and Abby!

Design: Kearsley Lloyd

Letterpress Printing: Albertine Press

Styling: Abby Capalbo

Calligraphy: Deanna Wiles

Custom Postage: Zazzle.com

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Photo Credits: Erin McGinn

Mina + Ian’s Modern Wood Veneer Wedding Invitations

These wedding invitations are part natural rustic beauty and part bold modern design. Created by Mina and Ian of Birdwalk Press for their own wedding, the suite reflects both Mina’s upbringing in the Northwest and Ian’s love of cinema. Such a great combination of influences!

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From Mina and Ian: As wedding suite designers and letterpress printers, we didn’t take our own wedding invitations lightly. In fact, it was quite the challenge to develop a suite that we were both happy with – we were our most difficult clients yet! Here’s what resulted from months of design revisions and printing tests.

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The suite was conceived and printed by yours truly (Mina & Ian Johnson of Birdwalk Press). We wanted to design a bold, modern feeling invitation that incorporated elements of Mina’s Northwest upbringing and Ian’s passion for cinema and typography. The suite features bold, structured design elements as well as light, organic forms to give a balanced feel reflective of our wedding’s aesthetic. It was all printed on our first press: a treadle-powered 200 year old Old Style Gordon restored and recovered from a chicken coop.

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The star of our suite is the invitation itself: letterpress printed on real maple wood veneer, each invitation was completely unique with its own grain pattern and unique texture. The title font is Futura, one of filmmaker Wes Anderson’s go-to fonts for his films (remember the yellow titles in Life Aquatic?). Three of the four paper pieces are printed with incredibly light green fern silhouettes, incorporating that lush Northwest rainforest feel. We printed these inserts on 220# fluorescent white Crane’s Lettra.

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The whole suite was wrapped in jute twine with a printed maple tag, and sealed in a charcoal gray mailing box from Design Aglow.

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Thanks (and congrats!) Mina and Ian!

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Photo Credits: Lockie Photography